Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

This tour takes you from Reykjavík to the volcano island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago.

imageIn Heimaey you’ll be taken on a guided coach tour of the island, where you will witness a volcanic crater, still-warm lava and half-buried houses from the island’s infamous 1973 volcanic eruption. You will spot some of the most interesting features of the island, where nature has sculpted a fascinating landscape teeming with diverse bird and animal life, including the world´s largest puffin colony.

Optional boat tour around the island

The boat circles the island of Heimaey, halting at places of interest where passengers can see various caves, witness the bird life, and likely observe whales. The trip ends by sailing into Klettshellir (Cliff Cave). A musical instrument is played to showcase the cave’s stunning acoustics, creating a sensational experience. From there we re-enter the harbour.

The boat tour is available during summer, takes approximately 1.5 hours and costs an extra €50. If you choose not to go on the boat tour or it´s out of season, you will have some free time to explore the island. Your guide will tell you about interesting areas to visit and meet up with you afterwards.

What's included

  • Return flight to destination
  • English-speaking guide
  • Guided coach tour (2.5-3 hrs)

What's not included

  • Optional boat tour (€50)
  • Lunch and refreshments

Price: Adult € 285 Child (11 yrs and under) € 142.5
Duration: 10 hours weekdays | 7.5 hours Sat & Sun
Season: Sept-May Departure: 7:15 weekdays | 11:30 Sundays
Season: June-August Departure: 7:15 weekdays | 10:30 Saturdays & Sundays
Note: Minimum two passengers